SS-Hauptscharführer Siegfried Lüngen - Führer der 6. Kompanie des SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiments 23 "Norge" / 11.SS Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division "Nordland" Birth: 04-08-1916 in Burg bei Magdeburg. Death: 06.08.1994 in Rosslau (Elbe).
SS-Oberscharführer Ernst Barkmann (1919-2009) was an ace tank commander on both the Western and Eastern Fronts. He won great praise in Russia where he became an expert in defeating Soviet armor and was decorated with both ranks of the Iron Cross. In 1944, Barkmann fought to stem the Allied invasion of Normandy, where he won his Knight's Cross. He concluded the war fighting near Vienna and he was taken POW. Barkmann died at 90 in his home town of Kisdorf where he had settled after the war.
"Graf von der Schulenburg. German ambassador to Moskow. He informed the Soviet ambassador in Berlin about Hitler's plan to invade the USSR soon. Stalin was told, but didn't believe it. He thought it to be a British trick to induce the Soviets to attack Germany (Anthony Beevor, Stalingrad). Later he had connections to the German resistance Group around Karl Goerdeler and was executed after July 20, 1944.
The picture shows the soldier Alfred Jonstrup from "Freikorps Danmark". He was hit by a Russian grenade and part of his jaw was blown away. Even though he wasn't able to talk he kept on writing down information. A friend is trying to hold a towl under Alfreds jaw so the blood will not hit the paper.
✠ Herbert Otto Gille (8 March 1897 – 26 December 1966) RK 08.10.1942 SS-Oberführer Kdr Art.Rgt der SS-Div “Wiking” [315. EL] 01.11.1943 SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der W-SS Kdr SS-Pz.Gren.Div “Wiking” [47. Sw] 20.02.1944 SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der W-SS Kdr 5. SS-Pz.Div “Wiking” [12. Br] 19.04.1944 SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der W-SS Kdr 5. SS-Pz.Div “Wiking”